Lighting and Audio Technician
It is the renter’s responsibility to hire their own technicians. Technicians must have previous experience, knowledge and comprehension of theater audio and lighting equipment and safety practices.
Sierra 2 can provide a list of technicians and production companies that have supplied tech support to our theater renters.
Sierra 2 Center Facility Monitors and office personnel are not technicians and will not be able to assist with theater equipment.
The theater capacity is 296 and contains 262 fixed seats with space for folding chairs and five wheelchairs. Wheelchair access is available by an inside hallway theater entrance through the main building. Raked seating allows for excellent sight lines. Seats are numbered, allowing open or reserved seating as seen in the detailed theater seating chart. The accessible seating chart shows ADA entrances.
The theater stage is elevated, measuring roughly 30′ x 30′ and includes a proscenium, cyclorama, black velvet curtains and a motorized 16′ x 16′ projection screen. A small area at the base of the stage can accommodate a piano or small orchestra.
The theater is equipped with an ETC Element 40-250 programmable lighting control console. The console allows straightforward programming of cues and up to 40 submasters. There are 34 dimmers rated at 2400 watts each, hard patched to the three fixed electrics and the FOH lighting beam. DMX runs between the control booth and stage, allowing for the integration of additional dimmers or intelligent lighting.
The theater is configured with lighting divided into 3 upstage areas and 3 downstage areas – each 8 feet deep – giving a uniformly lit 16 foot deep general performance area (25 feet wide).
In the control booth the theater’s core sound system consists of a Behringer X32 Producer 32-Channel Digital Mixing Console with Midas Preamps, 2 QSC amplifiers and two flown QSC AP-5102 2-Way Passive Enclosure 500 Watt speakers. There is a CD player/iPod/MP3/WMA combo unit and an auxiliary input in the control booth for input (XLR) of a third party playback device.
Wired and wireless microphones, Eartec Wireless Communication headphones, QSC E10 10-Inch Passive Speaker Stage Monitors, piano, cabling, and a portable PA system are available for rent.
Two dressing rooms are located stage right with direct access to the stage. Both dressing rooms have a capacity of approximately 12 people each and include sinks, mirrors and dressing racks. Toilets are located down the hall from the dressing rooms. No showers are available. The main hallway near the dressing rooms contains vending machines with sodas, water and snacks.
The Garden Room or other nearby rental spaces are available for receptions, open dressing rooms or as a back stage holding area.
The theater is wheelchair accessible from the front main and south end entrances of the Sierra 2 Center. Handicap restrooms are located near the theater in the main lobby.
Sierra 2 has two free parking lots and various on-street parking options.
There is a marque box outside of the theater entrance where event posters may be inserted. There are also community bulletin boards inside the main building where flyers and posters may be hung. Sierra 2 will advertise shows free of charge in our monthly newspaper, The Viewpoint, and on our website. No events may be announced or publicized in any manner (including “save the date” announcements) until a fully executed rental contract and full deposit is on file.
The theater does not have a box office and the Sierra 2 Center will not sell tickets. Renters either sell advance tickets online or at the door the day of the show.
It is the renters responsibility to hire all theater staff, i.e., House Manager, Stage Manager, Box Office and Ushers.